Picture this: You're in your coziest pajamas, curled up on the couch with a good book. It's a book you've been waiting to read for a while, and now you've finally found time to get started. You open the book up and take a deep breath. You jump in, and the subject matter is interesting.… Continue reading Back to Basics: Making Sense
I almost don't need to ask this question, because I probably know the answer, but here it goes. Are you busy? Do you have about a million tasks, objectives, and action items standing between you and the goals you want to accomplish in 2018? Me too! So I thought to start off the year I'd… Continue reading Back to Basics: Making Time
I know it's still technically 2017, but let me be the first to say "Happy New Year!" You've almost made it to 2018!! As you know, this year I'm hosting a reading challenge that's theme-based. You can read all about why that's the case here. The theme for January is "A New Chapter," and I've… Continue reading 12 Months of Books: January Suggestions
Happy Wednesday! The 2018 Reading Challenge is here, and I'm so excited to share it with you! Last year's challenge was a lot of fun, and I grew as a reader by following the 50-book checklist I made and shared with y'all. I've also heard from friends and family that the lists were a great… Continue reading 2018 Reading Challenge
Recently I reread two books. The very act of rereading these books got me thinking about what it means to really reread something, and why that might be a beneficial exercise.
It's hard for me to believe that today is Book Fifty's second anniversary! I've loved getting to share the books I'm reading with you all, and I'm so thankful to you for following along and offering me great feedback. In the spirit of celebration, today I have a huge surprise for you--two huge surprises, actually! I… Continue reading 250 Books for Young Readers
The most popular post I've ever shared here on the blog is called Audible Pros and Cons. I've updated the piece at least once since I started the blog almost two years ago, and I've written about how to make sure you find the best audiobooks. One reason I think these posts are so popular… Continue reading The Magic of Audible
Here on the blog, it's one of my goals to help you find new and interesting things to read. And now that it's officially summer, I know many of you will be looking for great books to take with you on vacation--whether it's to the beach, the mountains, or anywhere in between. Last year, I… Continue reading The Science of Summer
Between June and December of this year I'll be working on my longest, most ambitious writing adventure to date: finishing my capstone project for my master's degree. With that in mind, I thought I'd share a peek behind the scenes at the books I can't write without. These are books that live on my desk so I can… Continue reading On My Desk: Books I Can’t Write Without
Last year on Shakespeare's birthday I wrote at length about why I love Shakespeare, and I gave you several good reasons why he's still worth reading. Not much has changed about my opinion over the last 365 days, so I'll just direct you to that post if you're questioning the Bard's relevance. Today's post is more of a reflection… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Shakey!